Student-Centered Coaching-Content-Focused Certificate

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Student-Centered Instructional Coaching: Content-Focused Certificate

Student-Centered Coaching in Literacy
Student-Centered Coaching in Math

These courses are open to past and present Coaching Certificate participants.

Our student-centered coaching courses take a practice-oriented approach to the work of coaching that applies broadly across content areas. These content-focused courses allow participants to zoom in on a particular content area for deeper exploration around standards and learning targets, the alignment and design of formative assessments, and the analysis of student evidence in order to make next instructional steps. Participants consider how these essential practices relate specifically to current expectations of K-12 literacy or mathematics instruction. Participants engage in collaborative discourse at their sites and within online Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) as they ​work to build a culture of literacy or math learning for students and educators, examine what student-centered means in a literacy or mathematics classroom, and ​collaborate to extend their learning and further develop content-specific resources for use back at their sites.

Building on the description above, these courses have three central areas of focus:

1. Building a culture of learning as it relates to ​literacy or math for students, teachers, and coaches.

2. Examining what “student-centered” means in a ​literacy or math classroom context.

3. Sharing experiences and resources to support one another in developing specific plans for the school year. ​

The content-specific courses can be taken at any time following the successful completion of the Foundations of Student-Centered Coaching course. Participants who complete the 4-course coaching series in addition to either Student-Centered Coaching in Literacy or Math will receive a coaching certificate with this distinction.

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